Saga Bordeaux Blanc

Recognized all over the world, the name of  Bordeaux does not only represent the Grand Cru wines of the great châteaus. Blessed by the gods, the region consists of numerous terroirs whose diversity enable the production of a wide range of wines. 

Saga Bordeaux Blanc is made from Sauvignon and Sémillon. An accessible wine, it is characterized by purity of fruit, freshness and elegance.

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Saga Bordeaux Blanc

Vintages

  • Vintage 2014

    • 50% Sémillon
    • 50% Sauvignon

    The summer of 2014 was rather gloomy, characterized by a lack of sunshine and low temperatures, but then beautiful weather arrived in the entire region in early September and remained for several weeks (until the end of October), saving the vintage. The Indian summer gave the vines optimal ripening conditions, and the grapes reached a balance between sugar, acidity and phenols worthy of a great vintage. The white grape harvest began in early September, the cool nights during August having favoured good aromatic expression, resulting in fruity, fresh, seductive wines.

    TASTING NOTES (AT BOTTLING)

    Colour: Bright, pale straw.
    Nose: Aromatic and fresh, dominated by scents of exotic fruit (mango, lychee and limes) and mineral notes.
    Palate: Fruity and seductive, with good balance and a nice lively finish.

  • Vintage 2013

    • 55% Sémillon
    • 45% Sauvignon

    The 2013 vintage in Bordeaux was characterized by difficult weather conditions. A wet spring resulted in flower abortion and uneven grape size, hail storms then caused important losses, especially in the Entre-deux-Mers region, and there were alternating spells of rain and fine weather until the harvests. It was one of the most difficult vintages of the last 30 years, with the lowest overall yield since the frost of 1991! The great successes are generally among the white wines, which benefited from the fine weather in late August and early September.

    TASTING NOTES (AT BOTTLING)

    Colour: Bright straw colour with glints of gold.
    Nose: Intense and elegant, combining aromas of citrus (lime, grapefruit) and exotic fruit (passion fruit) with mineral notes.
    Palate: Very pleasing and voluptuous; lively, fresh finish with intense fruity aromas.

  • Vintage 2012

    • 50% Sémillon
    • 50% Sauvignon

    2012 was a vintage requiring constant vigilance from winegrowers. After a harsh winter, the cool spring delayed flowering and fertilization was hampered by rain in early June, resulting in flower abortion and uneven grape size, and therefore in lower yields. The damp weather continued into mid-July, but August and September were hot and dry, with a substantial variation between day and night-time temperatures, creating excellent conditions for ripening.

    Tasting notes (at bottling)

    Colour: Bright, pale straw. 
    Nose: Intense and aromatic, with marked aromas of exotic fruit (lime, lychees, passion fruit).
    Palate: Fresh and harmonious, with powerful flavours (grapefruit) and a good lively finish.

  • Vintage 2011

    • 60% Sémillon
    • 40% Sauvignon

    As a result of atypical weather conditions, 2011 was an exceptional vintage with flowering finishing three weeks earlier than usual and a very early harvest.
    After a cool, wet July and August, that helped to preserve the aromas of the Sauvignon Blanc (in particular the cool nights), a splendid Indian summer began on 12 September, enabling the red grapes to reach good levels of ripeness. 2011 is what is called a winegrower’s year: a year in which technical control is especially important.

    Tasting notes (at bottling)

    Colour: Pale straw with hints of gold.
    Nose: Fresh and elegant, mixing citrus aromas (grapefruit, lime) with mineral notes (gunflint).
    Palate: After a pleasant sweetness on the attack, this is a full-bodied wine with lots of flavour and a long, cool, aromatic finish. Its generous character makes it an excellent accompaniment for fish and white meat.

  • Vintage 2010

    • 60% Sémillon
    • 40% Sauvignon

    In 2010, the spring season was very favourable for the setting of the fruit. June was quite wet but July, August and September were ideal: sunny days combined with cool nights preserved the flavours, acidity and complexity of the white grapes.
    Healthy grapes and a beautiful late autumn enabled us to harvest unhurriedly in ideal conditions. 

    2010 promises to be an historic vintage in Bordeaux both for red and white wines!

    tasting notes (at bottling)

    Colour: Pale straw yellow with green glints.
    Nose: Aromatic and seductive, dominated by aromas of tropical and citrus fruit (grapefruit, lime) and some notes of boxwood.
    Palate: A lively, fresh wine, easy to drink. The Sauvignon brings flavours and liveliness while Sémillon brings fullness and balance on the finish.

    This wine is ideal as an aperitif or to accompany seafood.